Diiv Unveils “Mire (Grant’s Song)”

“It makes plain the darkness and heaviness that defines a bulk of the album.”

November 23, 2015

Diiv shared a new song over the weekend. "Mire" will appear on the band's forthcoming album, Is the Is Are. The group wrote about the track at length on Tumblr, suggesting that "Mire" articulates some of the album's central themes. According to Twitter, Sky Ferreira contributed to the tune as well: "That is indeed the one and only @skyferreira at the end of the song."

Read the group's annotation below, and revisit Diiv's FADER feature.


"now here is Grant’s song ('Mire'). first off, this song was one I really felt connected with the crowds on this past South American tour, in a real, visceral way. but also this is a song which i feel like should help put a lot of what we take from the album and put online before its release in context. it's so easy to put ‘pop single’ out there, because that’s I guess what people want to hear? and this isn’t really a ‘single’ or anything like that, but i really feel like this song will help make the album make more sense, partially bc it makes more plain the darkness and heaviness that defines a bulk of the album, whether its musical, lyrical, or in some less tangible way relating to events or moments in my life around the album’s genesis. because i guess it kind of hurts me to read over and over reviews of our songs where everything is called ‘reverby, beachy, summery, happy, etc’, where the listener/reviewer can barely listen past our specific sonic palette and hear the actual SONG that is making use of that palette… in short, i feel like this song represents a really important aspect of this album, and to only represent the ‘pop single’ side of it wouldn’t be fair to the album itself.

and why is this Grant’s song? i don’t know really. it just always made me think of Grant, from the first time we ever played it as a band, he was sitting right there, and his face, his reaction… i’ll never ever forget that moment. so here it is."

Diiv Unveils “Mire (Grant’s Song)”